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Coconut Shrimp

(14 Votes)
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
2 Min

Our Coconut Shrimp recipe will take your taste buds to the tropics! It has a restaurant-worthy crispy, sweet coating sure to satisfy your crunch cravings!

What You'll Need:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails left on
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
What To Do:
  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, sugar, ground red pepper, and salt; mix well. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs and water. Place coconut in another shallow dish.
     
  2. Coat shrimp with flour mixture then with egg mixture. Roll in coconut, pressing coconut firmly onto shrimp to coat completely.
     
  3. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook shrimp in batches for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, or until golden, turning once during cooking.
     
  4. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.
Don't Go Nuts Opening Your Coconut
  • Did you know an easy way to break open a coconut is with a clean screwdriver? Just punch holes in the coconut's three eyes, drain the liquid, bang the coconut with a hammer, and voila! Fresh coconut!

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Where is the great dip like the one served at Red Lobster?

My favorite sauce to dip coconut shrimp is just orange marmalade mixed with cream cheese.

what dip goes well with the coconut shrimp?

We would suggest either a store bought duck sauce or mustard sauce. The other option is to make a homemade orange marmalade sauce, here is the recipe; 1/2 cup orange marmalade 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper Combine in a saucepan and simmer until melted. Enjoy!

This sounds better than Red Lobster dipping sauce. There's has a bite to it I have a very sensitive mouth. I think they may add a bit of horseradish to there's but I like yours better

Here is a fantastic dipping sauce for coconut shrimp - I believe it is very close to the one that Red Lobster for their Parrot Bay Coconut Shrimp - Pina Colada Dipping Sauce 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup pina colada nonalcoholic drink mix 1/4 cup crushed pineapple (canned) 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

This was excellent. I have been trying to find a sauce that tasted like a local restaurant called Mangos or Codys and this was the closest one I have tried. Thank you!

I make the same Pina Colada Dipping Sauce, but do not use the 2Tlbsp. of granulated sugar. I found putting sugar in it made it too sweet.

Thank you CampergirlKaren: I have been looking for this because my husband loves the coconut shrimp with this particular sauce. I made it for him tonight and he loved it! Thanks again. MistyLake

HOW DO YOU MAKE DIPPING SAUCE FOR COCONUT SHRIMP?

DELICIOUS! I made a dipping sauce with orange marmalade and dijon mustard... Oh it was sooooo good :)

Oh what a good itea, will try that. thank you. What about using different jams or preserves. I have black berry, strawberry, I love to experiment. thanks for the idea

This was excellent and very easy to make. My family always rates the new dinners I make so that I weed out all of the low scored meals. They gave this a 9.5

that is exactly why I just joined

i love coconut shrimp thats why i decided to join "mr.food".

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